Counsellor Specialist Trauma – Redress Specialist Services Relationships Australia Victoria


About Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV)

RAV is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 70 years.  Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”.  Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from centres across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. 

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Manager Kew, your responsibilities include working with people who have made applications to the National Redress Scheme for various types of redress. The primary function of the role is to provide sensitive, trauma-informed brief intervention counselling, communication, and liaison. Contact with applicants may be initiated by the Department (DSS) or the applicant, their nominee, or their support person.

These roles will be located in Melbourne CBD, Lonsdale Street. Each role is permanent part-time and can be 3 or 4 days per week, negotiable.

Skills, experience and qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling, mental health or social work.
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals with complex trauma and/or where childhood sexual abuse is a presenting issue, using trauma informed interventions and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively intervene, prioritise and manage high risk and crisis situations including suicidality and mandatory reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering case management or counselling interventions via telephone and other modalities.
  • Highly developed communication skills and the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the relevant client population.

What we offer

A competitive salary package is on offer to the successful candidate with a base salary range of $93k-$101k (pro-rata) per annum, superannuation and access to salary packaging. We are an ‘employer of choice’ providing best practice professional development, training, clinical supervision and work / life balance conditions and benefits to our staff. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, use the APPLY button and attach your covering letter responding to the above job requirements “Skills, experience and qualifications” and your current resume/cv.

A copy of the position description is available in the application box above. For SEEK candidates, please find the position description at

For specific queries about this position contact Fiona Paraman, Coordinator Redress Specialist Services by phoning 0484 194 534.  Applications close on 20 July 2022.

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all authorised workers unless a medical exemption applies.  RAV services are required to comply with these orders. The health and safety of our employees and clients is a priority. Candidates are required to provide vaccination evidence during the recruitment process.  

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RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.



Relationships Australia Victoria

Job Salary

$93,780 to $101,938

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